Chillicothe Sportsmen’s

Club News MARCH 2005






NEW MEMBER ORIENTATION:  Effective January 1, 2005, All New 2005 & Future New Members will be Required to Attend a Mandatory New Member Orientation Session during the year in order to be eligible to renew their membership for 2006 or any following year.  The location will be the CSC Clubhouse and the orientation session will last approximately 2 hours.  All aspects of the Club’s functions and rules, as well as member’s responsibilities, will be presented during these sessions.  Existing members are also encouraged to attend this orientation session.  Existing members will receive 2 hours work credit for attending.  Dates, times & more details will be forthcoming in future newsletters.  The Board hopes to have dates set by the next newsletter.

TRAP MEETING & TRAP WORK PARTY:  Saturday, March 26th, 11:00 a.m., a Trap League Meeting will be held in the Clubhouse to discuss the upcoming Trap League Season.  All teams should be represented at this meeting.

If you know of any individual or any team that desires to join our League, please attend this meeting.  League starts April 7th and concludes on August 18th.

On the same day, March 26th, 8:00 A.M., there will be a WORK PARTY to finish getting the Trap Range ready for the upcoming season.

Questions, contact Dale Schroeder @ (309) 369-6569.



The semi-annual Gun Show is set for April 2 & 3, 2005, in the Clubhouse.  Show times are:

Saturday, April 2nd,8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Sunday, April 3rd, 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Gun Show Work Party dates are set for Friday, April 1st, 9:00 a.m. till done to clean and setup for the Show and Monday, April 4th, 9:00 a.m. till done to take down and cleanup from the Show.

Desserts (Pies & Cakes ONLY) are also needed for the Show Kitchen.  Work Hours Credits will be given for help and desserts (1/2 hour per dessert).  To help in the kitchen and/or provide desserts, contact Carol Loser @ 309/274-4833.

To make table reservations and/or to help with the show contact Dennis Loser @ (309) 274-2721.


Be sure to check out this month’s and next month’s included calendars for All Scheduled Archery, Pistol, Rifle, Shotgun, and Other Events and Starting Times.  Check out the Club web site.  Some of our regular events have changed there starting dates and times.  The included calendars are as accurate as possible for this month and next month.  You can also go to the Club’s website for event information.


Tim Shoff, (309) 745-9463, is the New Buffalo Shoot Director.  His assistant is Mike Haller, (309) 444-9985.  Their first shoot of the season is scheduled for Sunday, March 20th, 9 AM, Range #5.  March prizes have been donated by Jack’s Feather & Fur, Peoria.  Any questions, contact either of them.



The January 22nd Mauser Match results were:

SKS Challenge winner was Max Koehl, 193-3X, with High Raw Score by Paul Bishop (Turk Mauser), 195-3X.

   First Place          Rick Reichel         SKS                        228-0X

   Second Place         Jay Andrews          Spanish Defender           226-3X       

   Third Place          Dave Hale            24/47 Yugo Mauser          205-2X


The February 12th Mauser Match results were:

Cast Bullet Challenge winner was Carl Dalcher (Turk Mauser) with Paul Bishop (Finnish Mosin) as runner up.  High Raw Score was Paul Bishop (Finnish Mosin), 197-7X.

   First Place          Scott Harris         M96 Swedish Mauser         228-2X

   Second Place         Martin Lehman        RIA M1903                  219-4X

   Third Place          Al Dean              K31 Schmidt-Rubin          205-3X

Next match is March 12th.  Questions – contact Max Koehl @ (309) 385-1033.



Some of our members have moved to a new address and have not notified the Club.  The Post Office returns your monthly club newsletter and charges the Club $ .37 for each newsletter returned.  The Club then has to again pay an additional $ .37 to forward this returned newsletter to you.  These fees are in addition to the original printing and standard rate postage charges incurred in sending you your monthly newsletter.

If you have moved, or are moving, please let us know your new address.    Please mail your new address to the Club at P.O. Box 13, Chillicothe, IL 61523 or call one of our officers with it.  If you call and get an answering machine, please leave your telephone number also.  Sometimes the machines are unable to clearly record your message.  Thanks.



   The newsletter and calendar are available for viewing on-line.  Back issues of the newsletter are available as well and the club activities information are periodically updated.  Check it out.  The web site address is listed at the top of each monthly newsletter.

Many of you newer members and some of you older members have provided the Club with your e-mail address.  The Club will be e-mailing you your monthly newsletter.  If you have provided your e-mail address and have not received your monthly newsletter via e-mail, please let us know via e-mail so that we can get your correct e-mail address. (Some of the e-mailed newsletters have come back as undeliverable due to a bad e-mail address)  You will also continue to receive a hard copy of the newsletter, until we hear from you that the e-mail version is sufficient.  The Club can then delete your name from the club newsletter printing and mailing list.  This will save the Club money (just over $.50 per newsletter).  Tim Vik is the CLUB WEBMASTER and E-MAIL coordinator.  His E-MAIL address is  Thanks!!

The Club Website also has Club event and general Club information on it.

If you have any questions or concerns about your Club you may contact any Club Officer listed below or any board member.


President                              Vice-President                                    Secretary                             Treasurer

Dale Schroeder    Charles Varnold         Bob Bjerke        Richard Powell

(309) 369-6569       (309) 697-6766             (309) 692-1800       (309) 697-2889


Acronyms - What the heck do they mean!!???!!?!?

Wonder what all the acronyms used out on the range and in this newsletter mean? This area of the newsletter is dedicated to helping explain these. If I forget some or misidentify them, please let me know.

SASS          Single Action Shooting Society

USPSA         United States Practical Shooting Association

DCM           Department of Civilian Marksmanship (old designation)

CMP           Civilian Marksmanship Program (new designation)

IPSC          International Practical Shooting Confederation

NRA           National Rifle Association

Contact Tim Vik via e-mail at if you would like to receive the CSC Newsletter and calendar of events via e-mail at no cost to you.